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The Two Of Us The Complete First Series (1986/Network U.K./PAL Region 2 DVD Import)

 

Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: C+

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This DVD can only be operated on machines capable of playing back DVDs that can handle Region Two/2 PAL format software and can be ordered from our friends at Network U.K. at the website address provided at the end of the review.

 

 

I was such a fan of the Spy TV series spoof The Piglet Files (reviewed elsewhere on this site) that I will watch anything Nicholas Lyndhurst appears in. He is naturally funny and has real talent, but even with the great Patrick Troughton (of Doctor Who fame) as his father and the capable Janet Dibley as his wife, The Two Of Us is a very average sitcom (or BritCom) that holds back the talents of just about everyone involved.

 

They try for domestic bliss in their two-job life and he is very anxious to get married. Why, the show never explains much in the way of character study except to laugh about it. That is fair, but wears quickly as there is not enough funny here to keep the show really funny. It may have some fans, but that must be a narrow following.

 

The 1.33 X 1 color image is shot on PAL videotape and shows its age more than it should in strained, soft playback despite the good color, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is also in good shape for a production from its time and more like what I expected. There are no extras.

 

 

As noted above, you can order this DVD import exclusively from Network U.K. at:

 

http://www.networkdvd.net/

 

or

 

www.networkdvd.co.uk

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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